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Ancestry

by Ancestry.com
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,341 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.1.115
  • - Your best hints are highlighted for fast discoveries
  • - View the latest hints across your entire tree
  • - Filter your hints by records, photos or stories

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006IXO1G2
  • Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,341 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #996 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Ancestry HintsTM automatically find records, photos, and stories about your family
  • In just a few taps create, edit, and see your family tree
  • Access more than 14 billion historical records, photos, and more
  • Sync automatically with your Ancestry.com account
  • Easily upload photos and add facts or stories to your family tree
  • Add family members to your tree from Facebook

Product Description

Discover where you came from through photos, stories, historical documents, and so much more. With the Ancestry app you can explore your family stories anytime, anywhere.

• Discover stories, photos, and records about your ancestors with Ancestry Hints™
• Explore billions of historical photos and records
• Preserve and share your history with a family tree
• Share and collaborate with friends and family

Technical Details

Size: 22.2MB
Version: 3.1.115
Developed By: Ancestry.com ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read from external storage
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
618 of 663 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars people here must not have any knowledge of ancestry.com January 12, 2012
By Lindsey
Verified Purchase
I could see if you had never had any dealings with ancestry.com before that you could think that this app was completely free. However, to rate this app negatively because of this misinformation or lack of experience/knowledge is just plain unfair. As someone who has been a member of ancestry.com for years and just downloaded this app today, I can tell you that it is amazing! My tree is pretty large, and this makes navigating it so easy! I have had limited dealings with it so far, but I dare to say that it appears to be even easier than accessing the web version on my computer. I pay for the more expensive international version of ancestry.com which is nearly $35 a month I think (discounted if you buy a year at a time), so when I saw that people were expecting to have access to MILLIONS of records for free because of this app I was boggled. Yes ancestry.com is expensive, but it is a fraction of the cost that it would take to buy a plane ticket to go to any of the counties where your ancestors were from and get the information yourself (not to mention the price that county offices or historical societies charge to make copies of the documents which can be up to $1 a page for unofficial records and up to $25 for birth, marriage, and death certificates in my experience). They don't have all of the documents and records that I have needed by a long shot, but they have only been running for 10 years I think, and get new documents added to their archives every day. The person who was critical and stated that all ancestry.com does is take a lifetime of your research and give it to everyone else is totally missing the mark. First of all, you can make your profile private so that no one else can look at or gain access to your tree. Secondly, making your information public is just good karma. Read more ›
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244 of 263 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic app! January 9, 2012
Verified Purchase
I highly recommend this app to anyone who has an ancestry.com account. It works beautifully and allows you to update on the go. Going to a family event? Whip out your smartphone or tablet and update Aunt Edith's info about her first marriage.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to genealogical work while traveling! January 22, 2012
Verified Purchase
Often when I am traveling, I want to look up various branches of my family tree, to check dates or see if I have the relationships correctly represented. With over 2,000 people so far gathered, there is no way to remember them all! I like being able to do that right away instead of taking notes (and losing them) and hoping to follow up later. I have both the iPhone app as well as the Android app for the Kindle Fire. I prefer the Android app because of course the screen for the Fire is SO much larger that it is much easier to see. If you have an Ancestry.com account, you need to have this supporting app.
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200 of 223 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App February 26, 2012
Verified Purchase
I've been a member of Ancestry.com for several years and I really love having all my work on my Kindle Fire. How much easier this will be for research and family reunions! It download very fast for me and within 3 minutes I was already accessing my research!
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this! June 19, 2012
By Emily
Verified Purchase
This app is an absolute must for serious ancestry.com users. You can fly around your tree and make quick edits to almost everything. View photos, documents, life events (make changes just by taping) view realtionships, use search. I find it very intuitive and sometimes actually easier to use than the site. For people that already use ancestry I think the app will be a dream come true. Newbies should probally get familiar with the site first.
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to the one star reviews. January 28, 2012
Verified Purchase
Ancestry is a clean version of the web service. Yes, you have to pay for the good stuff. Try a month and set up your tree and stop the membership. Do some research on what you found, and when your ready, start up another month and work on your tree. As for sharing all your valuable research... I guarantee someone gave you their valuable research when you asked for it. This is a perfect addition to the web service. Great for family get togethers.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great app January 14, 2012
By Gryphon
Verified Purchase
I love this app! I also have it on my iphone. This is an excellent tool to be used WITH an Ancestry subscription. It is wicked handy to have for quick and easy access to my history information -- way easier than lugging books around. I strongly recommend this app for anyone that already uses ancestry.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as the browser version July 12, 2012
Verified Purchase
I'd rather use the browser version of ancestry.com. For those shocked to find this site has a membership fee...it's worth it if you do much family research. For those upset to see their info made public - go to ancestry.com and set your tree to Private.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars User friendly for sure
Totally easy to use. Love it.
Published 15 hours ago by Ron Yonker
3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Good App
I use Ancestry a lot, mostly on my desktop computer, but I have used it on Kindle as well using the regular website and not this app. Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Lynn E
5.0 out of 5 stars Big fan of new app
The new app us fantastic. The only critique is the slow sync time every time I open the records. Otherwise, I am a huge fan.
Published 20 hours ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant to everything available wherever you are
Published 1 day ago by Gilleth
3.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Upgrade problems.
Past upgrades have resulted in multiple Family Trees that are identical except for the Tree name. This is very annoying as it causes us a lot of work in getti9ng everything to... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Richard A. Neider
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
OK
Published 3 days ago by Kathy
4.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily useful in conducting online ancestry searches
Extraordinarily useful in conducting online ancestry searches. Of course, a researcher must always understand the content and context of the records in the database under review.
Published 3 days ago by Lloyd Monroe
2.0 out of 5 stars I will not use Facebook to exploit my family tree ...
I will not use Facebook to exploit my family tree, for everyone's profit. The web is entirely too brazen for getting into peoples personal business. Put it simply! Read more
Published 4 days ago by Frustrated Lady
4.0 out of 5 stars I just got the Ancestry and thus far I is ...
I just got the Ancestry and thus far I is has been fairly accurate. I have filled in to my Greatgrand Mothers and fathers very quickly. I'm enjoying it. Read more
Published 4 days ago by gloria
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent source for anyone searching for ancestors.
Published 4 days ago by Bobbe Howard
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